<a comic by Enzo J. Mejia>- So have you ever wondered how to identify, analyze, and respond to a medical emergency? Today is your lucky day, because i'll show you exactly how to do all of that
First lets start off with an example to identify, the infamous Heart Attack
How do you know if someone is having a Heart Attack? Well to first identify it one needs to know the symptoms, Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
Now that you know someone who might be having a heart attack analyze the situation very quickly, time of day, the atmosphere, location, and symptoms, everything you need to know when you call 911
Now how to respond. Stay calm and stay with the person having the heart attack and call 911 immediately, then if the person is conscious have them chew and swallow aspirin until help arrives and set them on their side, if the person is unconscious then check for their breathe and begin CPR until medical emergency arrives. Do not tempt to drive the person to the hospital yourself or call a doctor.
Now you know how to identify, analyze, and respond to a medical emergency like a heart attack <Enzo J. Mejia>